[kids-lib] Multnomah County Library job opportunity: Bilingual Vietnamese or Cantonese Children's Librarian

LIPPAY Amy amyl at multcolib.org
Wed Dec 16 11:27:57 PST 2009

Bilingual Vietnamese or Cantonese Children's Librarian

Salary: $23.81 to $29.30 per hour & 4% language differential pay

Closing Date: January 8, 2010 (Deadline Extended)


Multnomah County Library is seeking applicants for a part-time (20
hours/week) Bilingual Vietnamese or Cantonese Children's Librarian at
the Holgate Library. The Bilingual Vietnamese or Cantonese Children's
Librarian will assist all patrons, with a special emphasis on serving
youth (ages 0 to 18), particularly birth through elementary age, and
those who live and work with this age group. This position will perform
the vital tasks of matching these patrons' personal, educational, and
recreational needs with the appropriate information and resources, and
fostering literacy in English- and Vietnamese- or Cantonese-speaking
youth and families. This librarian also assesses community needs in
order to plan, prepare and implement programming and outreach for the
youth and families of the community in both English and Vietnamese or
Cantonese as appropriate.   


No experience is required; however, two years of professional
Children/Youth Librarian experience is preferred.  Experience planning,
preparing, and implementing culturally sensitive programs (including
story times) that are of interest to children, young adults, caregivers,
and adults working with children is preferred. Must have demonstrated
proficiency in speaking and writing Chinese (Cantonese dialect) and/or
Vietnamese and English. Must have knowledge of and/or extensive
experience with the Chinese or Vietnamese community, demonstrated by
knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of the community being


Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited
library school or equivalent credentials from a foreign institution.
Experience cannot substitute for the degree requirement for Librarian


For more information or to apply, please visit our website at
www.multcojobs.org. AA/EOE

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